THREE IMPORTANT EXTERNAL HAITI LINKS
In the body of my web site I have incorporated many specific links
to relevant material. However, this is the only place in which there are just "general
Haiti links." These four below are here for two reasons.
- They are just good and useful sites.
- There is a special history that I have with each of these particular sites.
These sites, and the particular reason I have chosen them are:
- Haines Brown's Haiti Archives.
Haines Brown, like Ralph Reid, began early on to archive material I had posted to my e-mail list.
I had no web site and there are still quite a few files on his site from those early days. Haines
is an historian who maintains a huge general historical archive of which the Haiti site is just
one small part. However, he does hold very interesting material.
- Windows on Haiti
Some time ago a new and extraordinary page appeared, Guy Antoine's Windows on Haiti. One of
the many services which Guy provided (and continues to provide) was a venue where some of the
people who participate in the Haiti e-mail list which I run, could have a place to post materials
that encourage on-going discussion on the web. Again, Guy started this before I had my own web
site and I am deeply grateful to him for hosting so many of my own files and for pushing the
envelope of where list discussions might branch out and wax. Guy himself describes Windowns on
Haiti in the follow manner:
At the end of April 1998, I launched a new internet site,
simple in concept,
but ambitious both in reach and overall scope. The site aims to be the hub
of the Haitian presence in cyberspace, which I, from the outset, hoped to
influence in a way that this relatively new form of publishing would
successfully counter the persistently negative images of Haiti from the
traditional media. To this end, I have sought to associate myself with an
impressive group of authors and commentators, Haitians and Friends of Haiti,
most of whom I have come to know through my participation in the Corbett
forum. In turn, such commentary for Windows on Haiti has also been the
subject of debates on the Corbett forum, before and after their publication,
and permanent archiving on the site, there for everyone to revisit at any
But the scope of Windows on Haiti goes beyond the world of commentary.
It also extends to the diversity of Arts, History, Cuisine, Music and Songs,
Lyrics and Poems, Reminiscences of Haitian Life and visits by celebrated
or ordinary visitors, and even avenues for Volunteerism. In short, the site
opens some new Windows to the culture of Haiti, by way of the Internet."
- David Collesano's Links on Haiti
In the years when I didn't have a web site I collected up links on Haiti. I still have that file some
where and it must number 50 or more sites, I don't know how many are still active. However,
at some point I discovered David Collesano's site and abandoned my chaotic list for his more
orderly and well-described list. I often recommended it to others, thus I think it is only
appropriate that I do provide this one central list of links which David has put together.
Again, these are not my only links. Within my web page are dozens more. However, they
are specific to topics and appear where they seem best to fit with the logic of topics and how
I have chosen to organine them. I am always open to hear of more and welcome them. When I
find links to things which I think are especially useful, I try to find the time and place to
get them linked to specific issues within my site.